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Politics Caitlyn Jenner Receives Only 1 Percent of Vote in California Recall Election

13:01  15 september  2021
13:01  15 september  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Caitlyn Jenner Earns 1 Percent of Votes in California Recall Election

  Caitlyn Jenner Earns 1 Percent of Votes in California Recall Election By contrast, Gov. Gavin Newsom has received about 5.8 million votes so far to keep him in his job and was declared the winner soon after the polls closed . "Tonight I'm humble, grateful," he said. After the results were in, Jenner told reporters Newsom's win was a "shame": "I can't believe that this many people actually voted to keep him in office." The GOP front-runner, conservative radio host and media personality Larry Elder, led among all of Newsom's opponents with at least 2.3 million votes.

Caitlyn Jenner's bid to become governor of California has crumbled in spectacular fashion, with the gubernatorial candidate currently holding 1.1 percent with 94.4 percent of the partial precinct recall votes counted.

Caitlyn Jenner talking on a cell phone: Caitlyn Jenner talks to reporters about homeless issues during campaign to overthrow California Governor Gavin Newsom on August 12, 2021 in Venice, California. At press time, Jenner held just 1.1 percent of the vote in the recall election. © David McNew/Getty Images Caitlyn Jenner talks to reporters about homeless issues during campaign to overthrow California Governor Gavin Newsom on August 12, 2021 in Venice, California. At press time, Jenner held just 1.1 percent of the vote in the recall election.

At press time, the vote count has the former Olympian barely cracking the top 20 of the 46 candidates who had entered the doomed race to replace Governor Gavin Newsom in Tuesday's election. The tally currently doesn't include vote-by-mail or provisional ballots.

How the recall election against California Gavin Newsom will work

  How the recall election against California Gavin Newsom will work The election will be just the second recall election for governor in state history. The other took place in 2003 when Democratic Governor Gray Davis was recalled and Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor. Here's what you need to know about the recall. How did we get here?In February 2020, a group called the California Patriot Coalition began circulating a petition to recall Newsom, citing his administration's policies on immigration, homelessness, the state's drought emergency and taxes. Newsom had faced five previous recall attempts, but such petitions require 1.

Jenner's current results stand in line with previous polling, with a recent Trafalgar poll showing that just 1.3 percent of California voters indicating intention to vote for the Republican candidate, despite her name recognition. A Public Policy Institute of California poll also found her with one percent.

Newsom survived the election with ease, with a solid majority of Californians voting against having him recalled, allowing the Democrat to serve out the remainder of his term after being voted into office in 2018.

Reacting to the news, Jenner expressed her shock at Newsom's success at the polls, telling reporters that "it's a shame" he enjoys continued support in high numbers.

In video footage shared by CBS News, the erstwhile Keeping Up with the Kardashians star slammed Newsom as she said: "He didn't campaign on not one of his successes, because he doesn't have any.

Caitlyn Jenner told kids to stay away from gubernatorial campaign

  Caitlyn Jenner told kids to stay away from gubernatorial campaign Caitlyn didn't want her campaign to negatively affect the Kardashian children's brands.The former Olympian spoke about her gubernatorial campaign with California Rebel Base podcast, and she detailed how she broke the news of her desire to be Governor of The Golden State to her children.

"I can't believe that this many people actually voted to keep him in office. It's a shame, honestly, it's a shame. You kind of get the government you deserve."

Acknowledging her arrival into the race as an "outsider," Jenner went on: "When I decided to do this, I was coming in as an outsider. I've been around politics a long time, but never actually running for office.

"And I thought I really needed some great people to surround me, to help me get through this, that know the ins and outs of politics. And I was able to assemble a great team, a great group of people. And I have to thank all of them, for giving me the guidance, the help, the work on issues. To find out where the issues are, what do we need to fight for."

On Tuesday, as the polls opened, Jenner made an appearance on Newsmax, telling Eric Bolling that she was "hoping for the best" with the results.

"For me, it's just so up in the air [with] what is going to happen," she said. "I'm hoping for the best. Number one, we gotta get Gavin Newsom outta there. I think it's going to be difficult doing that, but I'm hoping for the best."

Democrats push for changes to California recall efforts

  Democrats push for changes to California recall efforts SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom handily defeated a recall election that could have removed him from office, but his Democratic allies in the Legislature already are seeking changes that could make it harder to mount such a challenge in the future. © Provided by Associated Press Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to the press after visiting with students at Melrose Leadership Academy, a TK-8 school in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, one day after defeating a Republican-led recall effort.

"Honestly, every place I go—I mean, on the street, here and there—the people, they're all coming up to me and saying, 'We gotta get rid of this guy. We gotta recall Gavin Newsom.' I've only had one person come up to me in the last five months and say, 'I think he's doing a great job.' That just doesn't happen. Everybody knows he's doing a horrible job."

Continuing her attack on Newsom, Jenner added: "The guy has been a hypocrite. He's destroyed this state. The state's been going downhill for years and it's only accelerated under his rule. And he's like a dictator sitting up there. One set of rules for him and the rest of them for everybody.

"If he doesn't get recalled, I pity the people of California. I mean, I think he's gonna be emboldened and come down on us even worse, with more mandates, more this. It's not gonna be pretty."

California recall election: Will the state keep or remove Gov. Gavin Newsom? Results could take time.

  California recall election: Will the state keep or remove Gov. Gavin Newsom? Results could take time. Tuesday is decision day in California and voters in the Golden State will decide whether they will keep Gov. Gavin Newsom or remove him from office.It's been a winding path to get here, but polls show the Democrat is likely to keep his job leading a state that is known nationally as a liberal trendsetter.

When asked by Bolling if she would consider running against Newsom at the end of his term, or go for a congressional seat, Jenner responded: "One thing I can say is I have thoroughly enjoyed this process. It has been uplifting, rewarding."

She added: "I'm a compassionate person, I love the people, the process has been great. Once this is over with, we're gonna evaluate, see where we're at. We do have options.

"Number one, I will be involved in something with the homeless issue, whether I'm governor or not... Election integrity is gonna be extremely important, so I'll be doing a lot of things in the future."

As her gubernatorial campaign came to a close this month, Jenner defended Texas' controversial new law banning abortions at six weeks, while also stating that she supports abortion rights.

"I am for a woman's right to choose," Jenner told CNN. "I am also for a state having the ability to make their own laws, and so I support Texas in that decision. That's their decision."

Jenner, who announced her gubernatorial candidacy in April, has previously spoken about her political ambitions, revealing in July 2017 that she was considering running in the 2018 race for the U.S. Senate to represent California.

Caitlyn Jenner says she 'can't believe' voters kept Newsom in office after receiving only about 1% of the vote in the California recall election

  Caitlyn Jenner says she 'can't believe' voters kept Newsom in office after receiving only about 1% of the vote in the California recall election "I can't believe that this many people actually voted to keep him in office," she said, adding: "It's a shame. You kind of get the government you deserve."However, as the returns came in on Tuesday night, it was clear early on that Newsom would not only remain in office for the rest of his first term, which expires in early 2023, but Republicans would once again be shut out of the levers of power in Sacramento - with Jenner faltering among the electorate in her first political race.

"I have considered it. I like the political side of it," Jenner told Catsimatidis on AM 970 at the time. "The political side of it has always been very intriguing to me. Over the next six months or so, I gotta find out where I can do a better job.

"Can I do a better job from the outside? Kind of working the perimeter of the political scene, being open to talking to anybody? Or are you better from the inside, and we are in the process of determining that."

Gavin Newsom wearing a suit and tie: California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to union workers and volunteers on election day at the IBEW Local 6 union hall on September 14, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Newsom will remain in office after surviving the recall vote. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to union workers and volunteers on election day at the IBEW Local 6 union hall on September 14, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Newsom will remain in office after surviving the recall vote. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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